KU's Pooka Williams arrested on domestic battery allegations

Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. (1) runs against Oklahoma during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Kansas and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- The University of Kansas' star running back Pooka Williams has been suspended from all team activities after being arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, Jayhawks head coach Les Miles said.

According to police records, Williams was arrested on a charge of "domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in dating relationship." The University of Kansas Police Department booked him on Thursday afternoon.

Miles says the team is taking the allegations very seriously and have suspended the Big-12's Offensive Freshman of the Year from all team-related activities pending further investigation.

"We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams, and we are taking these allegations very seriously," Miles said. "We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation."

Williams was a four-star recruit out of Louisiana and the highest-rated player in Kansas' 2018 class. He led the team with 1,125 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns as a freshman, and led the Big 12 conference with 1,660 all-purpose yards. He was named the conference' Offensive Freshman of the Year.